Offered by: Machine Age
121 Boston Street Boston, MA 02125 , United States Call Seller 617.464.0099


Macassar Executive Desk by Bodil Kjaer

$ 26,000
  • Description
    Bodil Kjaer designed the prototype for this impressive modernist desk in 1959 for the Massachusetts Institute Technology. This iteration of her work desk, a small reissue in 2007–9 by Hothouse Design Exchange, places a sumptuous case of beautiful Macassar ebony atop a linear brushed stainless-steel base. Each of the four drawers retains its original key. Kjaer's elegant design has appeared in numerous films, including several early James Bond productions.

    Signed with the manufacturer's labels on the underside and inside drawer. The top case and the legs are crated separately.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Makers Label/Invoice
    Notes: Label
    Origin: Singapore
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Macassar ebony; Stainless steel
    Condition: Good. Very good
    Creation Date: 2007–9
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Incollect Reference #: 424207
  • Dimensions
    W. 72.5 in; H. 29.25 in; D. 36.63 in;
    W. 184.15 cm; H. 74.3 cm; D. 93.04 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Boston’s up-and-coming Dorchester neighborhood, Machine Age houses New England’s largest collection of twentieth-century furniture, lighting, & objects d’art. For 30 years, we have been offering a comprehensive but highly edited assemblage of American & European pieces from the 1930s through the 1990s. Aesthetically, the work marries modernism’s clarity of line & embrace of experimentation with a refined craftsmanship.

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